Certain exemptions to the ADS-B mandate in Europe ended on June 7th, 2023, which means that most aircraft flying in Europe now need to have ADS-B.
Essentially, you were exempt until 7th June if your CofA was from between 1995-2020, and you had a retrofit plan in place, and you never benefitted from any EU funding for the retrofit.
Now, you’re only exempt if your CofA is from before 1995, or you’re doing a maintenance or delivery flight, or you’ll be ceasing ops within EU airspace before Oct 2025.
There’s a whole bunch of EU docs out there containing these rules, but the main one to check is 1207/2011.
Other ADS-B mandates around the world
Here’s a map of all the current ADS-B mandates we know about, in a lovely green tint, mostly pointing in the right direction of where the airspace they refer to are!
Other ADS-B mandates coming soon
July 13th 2023 – ADS-B will be required for all flights in the Fiji domestic sector of the NFFF/Nadi FIR. (You already need it in the New Caledonia sector, i.e. the bit around NWWW/Noumea airport). Ref: AIC 03/23
August 10th 2023 – ADS-B will be required for all flights in Class A airspace (at or above FL180), then in Class B airspace from May 16th 2024, then everywhere else from some time in 2026. Ref: NavCanada
Any more we missed? Let us know!
More on the topic:
- More: Canada Mandates ADS-B in Class A Airspace
- More: Cloaking Devices: The ADS-B Privacy Issue
- More: Are you ADS-Being watched?
- More: Canada: To ADS-B or not to ADS-B, that is (no longer) the question
- More: Mexico ADS-B Mandate Coming Soon